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Music Therapy

Finding Books on Music Therapy

Below is a list of call number classifications for particular topics relating to music therapy. You can simply browse the collections in these areas as an alternative to searching in the ALICE catalog.

  • M1627-1853 (folk, national, and ethnic music)
  • ML3830-3940 (music psychology)
  • ML 3920 (main call number for music therapy)
  • MT 17 (music in special education)
  • RC 488 (group therapy in general, including but not limited to music therapy. A few books in the Music and Dance Library; most are in Alden.)

The links below for ALICE, OhioLINK, and WorldCat can be used to search for a wide variety of materials and subjects.

Searchable Subject Headings

Subject headings are useful ways to search library materials using clear, precise language. Below is a list of subject headings that are useful for searching for materials related to music therapy and narrowing down materials by topic:

  • music -- physiological effect
  • music -- psychological aspects
  • music -- social aspects
  • music for people with disabilities
  • music therapy
  • music therapy -- case studies
  • music therapy -- handbooks, manuals, etc. 
  • music therapy -- history
  • music therapy -- methods
  • music therapy -- practice
  • music therapy -- research
  • music therapy for children
  • music therapy for families
  • music therapy for older people
  • music therapy for teenagers
  • musical instruments for people with disabilities
  • special education -- music

Library Search Tools For Physical Books, Videos, and Periodicals

In ALICE, you can search by Keyword, Title, Author, or Subject.  Here's a few pro tips to make searching faster and more direct.

1. Using the words "AND" and "NOT" in between key search words. (ex. Music Therapy AND Special Education)

2. Putting whole phrases in quotation marks (ex. "Creative Music Therapy" AND "Paul Nordoff" AND "Clive Robbins")

Subjects: Music